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Breaking Down Blockchain: Cool Apps and Pushback; part 4/5

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Hosted by Brett King and Chris Skinner, Bart Stephens, Managing Partner of Blockchain Capital, George Samman, writer of sammantics.com and blockchain consultant, and Wayne Vaughan, CEO of Tierion discuss cool applications and the pushback on the blockchain.

The solution to SWIFT's issues is blockchain

Published on May 16, 2016

Bitcoin infrastructure is 100 times more secure than Google's global infrastructure combined, says Brock Pierce from Blockchain Capital.

Blockchain Data Platform Tierion Raises $1 Million

Published on April 29, 2016

Blockchain data startup Tierion has raised $1m in seed funding from several of the industry’s leading venture capital firms.

Ethcore Raises Financing Round as First Venture Capital Funded Ethereum Startup

Published on April 22, 2016

Ethereum startup Ethcore has raised $750,000 in a preliminary, pre-seed funding round led by Silicon Valley-based Blockchain Capital and Shanghai-based Fenbushi Capital.

For Blockchain VCs, the Time for Ethereum Investments Has Come

Published on April 21, 2016

Just a few months after the platform's production launch, the first Ethereum startups are already receiving interest, and in some cases, undisclosed investments, from digital currency-focused VC firms.

Bitcoin Foundation's Brock Pierce: Remittances and Startups Can Foster Mainstream Adoption

Published on April 13, 2016

Brock Pierce, the chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, explained that bitcoin can become more mainstream in two ways – as a remittance tool for the developing world and from startups making bitcoin faster and more economical – during a Sky News interview at The European House – Ambrosetti, a professional consulting organization.

Blockchain won’t kill banks: Brock Pierce

Published on April 11, 2016

Blockchain – the technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin – is unlikely to kill banks despite warnings from top industry executives, the chair of a bitcoin non-profit organization told CNBC on Monday.

This Week in Startups: Brock Pierce, Blockchain Capital Managing Partner & Bitcoin Foundation Chairman

Published on February 2, 2016

In Episode 618 of This Week in Startups, Jason sits down with Brock Pierce, Managing Partner at Blockchain Capital and Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. Together, they discuss blockchain protocol, bitcoin mining and scalability, innovative use cases, and the future of cryptocurrency.

Vinny Lingham Leaves Gyft, Raises $2.75 Million for Identity Startup

Published on January 27, 2016

UK ad chiefs have revealed that they would be more willing to invest in pioneering food and travel video network Tastemade and Blockchain Capital than the likes of Twitter, Virgin Galactic or Pinterest.

Blockchain Capital Announces the Final Close of $13M for Second Venture Fund

Published on January 27, 2016

Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital today announced the final closing of its second fund with over $13 million in committed capital surpassing its fundraising target of $10 million. With commitments totaling over $15 million since the firm's inception in 2013, Blockchain Capital is an industry pioneer and leader in financing Blockchain technology companies and the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Blockchain Capital Raises $13 Million for Second Startup Fund

Published on January 27, 2016

Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital today announced the final closing of its second fund with over $13 million in committed capital surpassing its fundraising target of $10 million. With commitments totaling over $15 million since the firm's inception in 2013, Blockchain Capital is an industry pioneer and leader in financing Blockchain technology companies and the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Blockchain Capital Announces the Final Close of $13M for Second Venture Fund

Published on January 27, 2016

Venture capital firm Blockchain Capital, which created the first fund for the digital currency industry and has invested in many of the industry’s leading companies, such as Coinbase, Chain.com and Xapo, today announces the closing of its second fund of $13 million.

UK ad chiefs signal their predictions of success with Tastemade and Blockchain Capital

Published on November 27, 2015

UK ad chiefs have revealed that they would be more willing to invest in pioneering food and travel video network Tastemade and Blockchain Capital than the likes of Twitter, Virgin Galactic or Pinterest.

Stampery Announces $600k Investment Round Led by Draper & Associates

Published on November 18, 2015

Stampery Inc, the company that leverages blockchain technology to bring to the market digital data notarization, announced today the closing of a financing round of $600k, leaded by Draper & Associates with Boost VC, Blockchain Capital and angel investor Di-Ann Eisnor, head of Growth at Waze.

Top Investor Tuesday — Fintech

Published on November 11, 2015

These days, fintech is as buzzy a word as you're going to find in the venture capital world. The term covers a wide range of technologies and applications, from mobile payments and app-driven stock trading to online lending, bitcoin and more.

Virtual Change - Blockchain Capital sees real money in bitcoin and digital currency’s tracking technology.

Published on October 11, 2015

You might not think that one of the leading bitcoin experts in Los Angeles once starred in a movie with Sinbad, but that’s exactly how venture capitalist Brock Pierce got his start.

With Bitcoin's Price Down, VCs Turning to Blockchain Technology

Published on September 28, 2015

The rising interest in use cases for bitcoin's underlying distributed ledger, the blockchain, is influencing the investment strategies of venture capitalists, new interviews indicate.

Experts say don't stick a fork in bitcoin just yet

Published on September 25, 2015

If 2013 and 2014 was a period of soaring interest and investment in the digital currency of bitcoin, then 2015 will go down as the year of sharply reduced expectations. But a number of technology experts, investment firms, and even the world’s largest banks are beginning to send signals that the blockchain – the public online ledger that drives bitcoin – is about to move into mainstream commerce in a big way.

The Bitcoin Fast Track: Developing Economies

Published on September 9, 2015

No one expects average Americans to abandon their credit cards in favor of more secure Bitcoin payments anytime soon, although they might be smart to do so. But the cryptocurrency is on a faster track in parts of the world where users often don’t have bank accounts, let alone their choice of 2% cash back or frequent-flier miles for paying with plastic.

Interview with Brock Pierce of The Bitcoin Foundation

Published on July 20, 2015

Chris Skinner interviews Bitcoin Foundation chairman Brock Pierce about the state of the cryptocurrency marketplace.

Blockchain Capital Raises $7 Million for Startup Fund

Published on June 23, 2015

Blockchain Capital has raised $7m toward a second investment fund for bitcoin and blockchain technology ventures.The firm, formerly known as Crypto Currency Partners, is helmed by Bitcoin Foundation board chairman Brock Pierce. It has invested more than $1.2m in 29 bitcoin and blockchain industry startups including Blockstream, Coinbase, Ripple Labs and Xapo to date.

Blockchain Capital Announces First Closing of $7 Million, Rebrands From Crypto Currency Partners

Published on June 23, 2015

Blockchain Capital today announced the first closing of its second venture capital fund and rebranding from Crypto Currency Partners, according to Managing Partner Brad Stephens. The firm's second fund has raised $7 million in a first close and will continue to invest in blockchain-enabled technology companies over the next 12 to 24 months. Blockchain Capital's initial fund with 29 portfolio companies was the first venture fund dedicated to investing in the sector. The fund also pioneered accepting capital calls in bitcoin and funding portfolio companies in bitcoin.

Funding Daily: Today’s tech funding news, in one place

Published on June 23, 2015

Blockchain Capital has raised a new $7 million fund to invest in startups that use blockchain technology for non-financial services. The new fund indicates that while investors are excited by Bitcoin and its technology, they aren’t waiting around for the currency to take off.